Spot Spectacular Marine Life on an Ocean Adventures Cruise
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The last date listed for Cruises on the Ocean Adventures Catamaran was Sunday October 28, 2012 / Noon.
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- $29.50 - $39.50
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- $3.50 - $13.00
One of the most amazing sights in nature is that of majestic whales swimming and playing on the ocean's surface, leaping out of the water and slapping their mighty tales. On this 2.5 hour cruise off the shores of Newport Beach, you may see giant blue whales during the summer and fall months or the annual grey whale migration bringing tens of thousands of grey whales along the coast during the winter and spring months. Huge pods of several species of dolphin are very common as are the resident sea lions. You may also catch glimpses of seals, killer whales, sharks and many other marine creatures. With a 96% success rate, almost every cruise has many viewing opportunities. An added plus is picturesque coastal backdrops of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Lejone
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Totally worth your time and money. Chris, our captain, did an awesome job of getting us up close and personal to the sea creatures (e.g. sea lions, fish, dolphins). Best of all, we got THISCLOSE to a whale at least 3 times. It was HUGE! I've been whale watching three times previously and have only been able to glimpse the whale spouting up water once. This time, I felt like I could've reached out and touched it (especially when it swam under our boat). Carrie, our nature guide, did an excellent job of explaining what we saw/would see (and doling out the complimentary snacks and beverages). This ocean adventure is sweet sailing!
Quotes & Highlights
- Check out a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.danawharf.com/whalewatch.html">list</a> of recent Dana Wharf Whale Watching sightings.
- Visit their <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/user/DANAPOINTWHALEWATCH">YouTube channel</a> for videos from the vessel.
Join Dana Wharf Sportfishing, the originator of whale watching in Orange County, on their brand new catamaran for a one-of-a-kind ocean adventure. Guests will stare in awe at whales, dolphins, sea lions, various sea birds, sun fish and maybe even a chance encounter with a shark.
The Blue Whale season runs May - October. Remember that whale watching is year round at Dana Wharf as the Gray Whale migration runs November - April! The Blue Whales are the largest mammal on Earth and can grow to over 100 feet long! Whaling in the 1900's caused a severe decline in the blue whale population along the Pacific coast of the United States. Once hunting was banned, the blue whale population has slowly started to recover. Before whaling was commercialized, blue whale numbers along the Pacific were estimated to be around 200,000. Today, the blue whale population around the world is estimated to be around 12,000. Approximately 2,000 blue whales call the Pacific coast their home. The blue whale is listed as endangered by the IUCN Red List. These gentle giants are truly an amazing sight to see! Dana Wharf Whale Watching saw 216 Blue Whales last season and each year the number of sightings increases!